Linnaeus University's quality-assurance system for research gets passed result

An assessment group, appointed by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ), has reviewed our work to evaluate and guarantee good research quality. That is to say, how well our own quality-assurance system works.

Five assessment areas have been in focus; governance and organisation, conditions, design, implementation and results, and equality and collaboration. The review is based on, among other things, a self-assessment that we submitted just before Christmas last year, and two digital site visits this spring where the assessment group, among other things, looked more closely at research collaboration and the conditions for our research.

The assessment is now completed and UKÄ gives Linnaeus University a passed result, as four out of five areas are considered to be satisfactory. As for governance and organsiation, UKÄ is of the opinion that the connection between research and education needs to be further strengthened. At the same time, they point out that the establishment of our knowledge environments in one important measure towards improving this.

Among other things, the assessment group also points out that the university has a well-functioning university administration and that systematic measures have been taken to improve the quality of the research support services.

“It makes me happy that we have received a passed result, and this also gives us a good basis for our continued work. We can become better at describing and carrying out follow-ups of how our research quality develops, further develop our infrastructure for research and improve our communication”, says vice-chancellor Peter Aronsson.

In October 2022, we are to present measures to handle the flaws that have been pointed out.